Lorde Pays Tribute to David Bowie at BRIT Awards

Long live David Bowie. After Lady Gaga’s Grammy tribute to the legendary singer who passed away earlier this year, Lorde honored the pop icon with a touching tribute at Wednesday’s BRIT Awards.

Backed by Bowie’s longtime band, the New Zealand star performed “Life on Mars” in an homage to the Blackstar singer. When she was finished, a photo of Bowie appeared on screens around O2 Arena.

When Bowie passed, the “Royals” singer wrote a touching Facebook post about him.

“I’ve never met a hero of mine and liked it. It just sucks, the pressure is too huge, you can’t enjoy it,” she said. “David was different. I’ll never forget the caressing of our hands as we spoke, or the light in his eyes. That night something changed in me.”

Watch Lorde’s Bowie tribute below.